Transportation Management

Transportation Management

  • Sudip Thapa asked a question:
    Does anyone know about simulation of driver behavior in Transmodeler and its calibration, especially for motorcycle movement?

    Transmodeler has the feature of lateral movement based on one relation. If anyone has any idea in which paper it has been based on please share. Thank you

  • Michal Borgstädt added an answer:
    What is the maximum length of a train in your country ?

    In France, the maximum length of a freight train is 750 meters, including the locomotive. The French nework is built with marshalling yards and passing sidings allowing this length. In Europe, this length is not the same everywhere: for instance a train going from Paris to Milano must be cut into two trains when it enters in Italy where the length is 550 m. Since 2012, the length of 850 m is allowed for some routes (Paris - Marseilles). Trials have been running successfully with trains of 1500 m.

    Michal Borgstädt · Leibniz Universität Hannover

    835m in Germany, here is some overview:

    http://www.forschungsinformationssystem.de/servlet/is/325137/

  • Alain L'Hostis added an answer:
    Can we reduce excess (or excessive) commuting travel by auto?
    Given that the spatial organization of the city is fixed (or worse, increasingly sprawled) what can we do to reduce the VMT needed for commuting? Are there signs that US style patterns will dominate in large cities?
    Alain L'Hostis · Institut Français des Sciences et Technologies des Transports, de l’Aménagement et des Réseaux

    I suggest to use cautiously the concept of excess commuting because of three arguments. There is some excess from one particular point of view, that of the spatial planner, or the urban researcher; there is probably no excess from the point of view of the traveller. In addition excess travel in the literature sometimes refer to trips longer than they could be (King et Mast 1987) and trips done by pure pleasure of the trip itself (Mokhtarian et Salomon 2001). I have no suggestion for an alternative concept but wanted just to warn that this can have several interpretations not directly related to the topic of auto and urban form.

    King, Gerhart F., et Truman M. Mast. 1987. « Excess travel: causes, extent, and consequences ». Transportation Research Record, no 1111. http://trid.trb.org/view.aspx?id=277880.

  • Julius Olujimi added an answer:
    What are the roles of transportation (planning) in addressing regional inequalities?
    Variations in development of any region are dictates of the available resources and the levels of their development, thus presenting regions as developed, developing, and under-developed regions. The main goal of regional planning as a field of study is to promote regional development.
    Julius Olujimi · Federal University of Technology, Akure

    @ Ana, thank you for the attached document. I hope to study it and give you feedback soonest

  • Teboho Shai added an answer:
    Can anyone recommend references for KPI of a recycling system?
    Key performance indicators for transport efficiency.
    Teboho Shai · University of South Africa

    Which sector of transport?Is it rail, road , sea or air?

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